Rattlers sweep East Mountain High

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers swept the East Mountain High Timberwolves Tuesday at Sandia Park. A 39-point run by the Rattlers (8-4) in the third period after a tied first half led to an 89-41 win over the Timbewolves (5-5). The Timberwolves turned the ball over 10 times in the second half which allowed the […]

Rattlers hold down hardwood at Snake Pit

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Thomas Garcia The Rattlers came away with a pair of big wins against East Mountain Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. It was an offensive showcase for the Rattlers as their perimeter shooters lit up the scoreboard with nine 3-pointers in their 70-44 win over the Timberwolves. “We needed this win,” said Rattlers head coach […]

Mount Tucumcari refuge for Navajo tribe

Lynn Moncus This week, we’re going to present “The Legend of Tucumcari Mountain” as it appeared in the 1924 edition of The Yucca, the Tucumcari High School yearbook. “There have been many legends told concerning the naming of Tucumcari Mountain. This one, however, is undoubtedly authentic, as it is but a brief form of the […]

Fire on Tucumcari Mountain confined

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By QCS Staff A downed electric line caused a fire on Tucumcari Mountain today, fire officials said. The fire was confined to the southeast face of the mountain and did not reach the biscuit top, where there are several communications towers for cell and other communication providers, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry.

Many lessons come from tackling a mountain

By Debra Whittington “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, […]

Bowlers compete at state

By Robert Ciolli Three Mountain View bowling teams are competing this weekend at the New Mexico United States Bowling Congress (USBC) open tournament in Albuquerque. “We’re proud to finally have Tucumcari represented,” said Locos team captain Gerald Lucero. Held every other year in Albuquerque, the tournament is open to all USBC members. Featuring team, double […]

It is ‘feta-accomplis’ for Tucumcari cheese makers

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory will be bringing home two awards from a world championship cheese contest.Mountain Cheese and other cheesemakers and buttermakers from around the world were vying for the awards in the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association 27th Biennial World Championship Cheese Contest. Because two individuals from a company […]

Bowling returns to Tucumcari

William Thompson Dawayne Malone, owner of Mountain View Bowl on S. Lake Street, has reopened Tucumcari’s only bowling alley after a summer respite. Bowling leagues are forming and league play begins the week of Sept. 20. Malone said about 100 Tucumcari residents bowled in leagues last year. “We have a men’s league, a women’s league […]

Group protests firing

TV Hagenah It was an unlikely group of activists that gathered on the edge of the Mountain View Apartment parking lot. Few of the group were younger than 60 years old and canes, walkers and even a wheelchair were clearly necessary modes of transportation. Yet that did not stop the passion of the group that […]

Questions haunt columnist’s mind

Debra Whittington “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do […]